Uganda Premier League
SC Villa vs Proline FC
Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
Saturday, 08-02-2020 @3pm
SC Villa will be seeking to complete a third-ever double over Proline when the two sides meet at the Mandela National Stadium in Namboole on Saturday afternoon.
Edward Kaziba’s charges beat Proline via a boardroom decision in the first round and a victory on Saturday will ensure they have defeated Proline twice this season.
It would not be the first time that would happen as the jogoos have done exactly that on two previous occasions.
The first was in the 2012/13 season before they repeated the trick the following campaign.
Villa have been in good form of late as they have won three and drawn the other of their last four games in all competitions.
However, they drew 2-2 away to Police FC earlier this week in what is their latest outing.
The result will feel like a temporary blip if they can take care of Proline at Namboole and ensure they consolidate 3rd spot.
For Proline, they are already feeling the pressures of relegation.
Sitting bottom of the pile, Anthony Bongole’s side knows they need to start winning consistently if they are to beat the drop this campaign.
Having deliberately refused to honour the first meeting against Villa, the Lugogo based side will surely take to the pitch this time round and fight for what may prove to be vital points as they bid to steady the ship.
However, confidence is not their best friend as they come into the contest on the back of a disappointing 1-0 loss at home to Kyetume.
This will be the 14th meeting between the two sides since September 2010.
In the past 13 meetings, Villa has won 7, Proline 1 with the other 5 all ending in draws.
Villa heads into the contest having won two of their past five league games (D1 L2).
At home, the Jogoos have lost only once this season (W4 D4).
For Proline, they enter the contest having lost five of their last seven league games (W2 D0).
Away from home, they have won only one game all season (D3 L6).
The other game on Saturday
-Kyetume FC vs URA FC @4pm